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YWCA panel talks disciplinary disparities among Black girls (The Independent)


By Austin Koeller, August 28, 2020, The Independent.

Experts say research shows Black girls are more likely to face disciplinary disparities in the public school setting, and something needs to be done about it.

On Thursday night, the YWCA of Grand Island hosted a virtual screening of the documentary film “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools.” Based on the book by Monique Morris, the documentary examined the disparities Black girls faced and shared personal stories from those affected.

Following the screening, the YWCA hosted a panel discussion via Zoom with Tawana Grover, Grand Island Public Schools Superintendent; Miguel Estevez, a licensed mental health practitioner; and Taylor Givens-Dunn, community engagement specialist with Voices for Children Nebraska.

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